Course Details


Short Course

Study Load

Short Course

Study Mode


Applications Close

Apr 3, 2024

Course Starts

Feb 28, 2024


Six sessions per school term. Each session runs for one hour.

Sydney Youth Orchestras (SYO)

Online Orchestral Musicianship Essentials Course

SYO’s Digital Programs are open to all.

Explore the inner workings of 400 years of Orchestral Music with some of Sydney’s most experienced music educators with weekly programs delivered live, online, and accessible from anywhere in the world.

No need to audition.

No need to be an SYO Member.

The Online Orchestral Musicianship Essentials course is suited to all high school music students aged 12-19 (Years 7-12), who would like to learn more about:

  • Musical notation
  • Chords and harmony
  • History of orchestral music
  • Score reading and analysis
  • Melodic and rhythmic dictation
  • Sight-singing

Classes run weekly on Wednesdays at 5:30-6:30pm OR 6:30-7:30pm.

The Online Orchestral Musicianship Essentials course takes place online via SYOnline during NSW School Term periods. There are 6 sessions per school term.

Late enrolments will be considered.





Open to all musicians aged 12-19 (Years 7-12), particularly suited to those studying elective music.


Students should be confident in reading and understanding musical notation to get the most out of this course.


No need to audition.


No need to be an SYO Member.


Applications Open

Feb 6, 2024

Course Fee

External Musicians: $490 || Regional Musicians: $405 || SYO Musicians: $385

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